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today

afternoon
20°C
10% Fineweather
3600m
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afternoon 20°C

Tuesday

Tuesday
18°C
30% Fineweather
3200m
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Wednesday

Wednesday
16°C
50% Fineweather
2800m
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Forecast

An area of low pressure is situated over Central Europe! Low pressure does not necessarily mean bad weather as each low contains areas of rain as well as bright areas. For today we should be pessimistic, however! Unfortunately, our region is at the heart of the main area of precipitation and we will get therefore thick cloud and frequent rain.

Tendency

Tuesday and Wednesday will bring changeable weather conditions with a mix of sunshine, clouds and a few showers. On Thursday we will see an improvement in the weather.

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Art History at Ambras Castle

Description

Ambras Castle

 

Ambras Castle is one of the main attractions in Innsbruck, the state capital of Tyrol.

 

Its cultural and historic significance is inseparable from the personality of Archduke Ferdinand II (1529-1595), who promoted the arts and sciences as a true Renaissance prince. He established the magnificent Ambras collections and had a museum facility built in the lower castle to house them, designed according to modern criteria from the time.

 

The current exhibition attempts to reconstruct the Archduke’s chamber of art & curiosities, his armoury, his collection of armour from famous heroes and his collection of antiquities. In Ferdinand’s time, the living quarters were located in the upper castle. Today, the upper castle is home to the Habsburg Portrait Gallery, which features portraits from Albert III (1349-1395) to Emperor Francis I (1768-1835) over three storeys. The collection contains over 200 portraits, including valuable works by famous artists, such as Lukas Cranach, Anton Mor, Tizian, van Dyck and Diego Velásquez. The ground floor of the upper castle houses a collection of late medieval sculptures and the centrepiece is the St George’s altar that belonged to Emperor Maximilian I.

 

Phone number for guided tours: +43 1 525 24 4804

Themes

museum // Innsbruck City

Opening times

Daily 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Admission until half an hour before closing time.
Closed in November.


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